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Loyola reveals plans for Monroe Hall renovation

July 22, 2011

Loyola University New Orleans opened its doors earlier this week to provide members of the university and surrounding community a first glimpse of the proposed redesign of the Monroe Hall Science Building, originally constructed in 1969.

The renovation project is slated to begin pre-construction work in December, with major construction estimated to start in May 2012. Following a brief reception on Monday night, university leaders and architects from Holabird & Root/Holly & Smith LLC, discussed details of the project, showed renderings and took questions from the audience.

Monroe Hall’s renovation is part of Phase II of the university’s facilities master plan. This second phase of construction was approved by the university’s Board of Trustees in May and also includes refurbishments to two residence halls. To see recent improvements on campus from Phase I and a preview of upcoming projects from Phase II, check out Loyola’s construction video.

Monroe Hall currently houses 40 percent of all Loyola classes and the renovation will provide the facility with 114,000 additional square feet and a new exterior that is more complementary to architecture on campus. The project will result in technology updates, improved classrooms and new and upgraded meeting spaces.

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